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TOPIC: Wand of Illumination and Incorporeal Undead

Wand of Illumination and Incorporeal Undead 6 days 8 hours ago #1

Do Wands of Illumination (-2 AC vs. Undead per turn used up to -6 AC) work against Will O’Wisps and Ghosts, which are undead but also incorporeal?

I ask because:
- At some point we *are* going get to play Darkhold Keep.
- A haunted house on a moor at night is a perfect place to encounter Will O’Wisps or Ghosts.
- By all accounts, the last time TD had Will O’Wisps they were very tough challenges, with high AC and with Force being the only spell damage type that would affect them.
- Boosting my party’s hit % will do more than my Druid’s using a Force-damage wand – if the de-buffing works.

Thank you very much.

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Wand of Illumination and Incorporeal Undead 6 days 7 hours ago #2

The TDb entry for Wand of Illumination does not specify the Undead target needs to be corporeal. I know of no general nor specific rule prohibiting the use of a Wand of Illumination on incorporeal Undead, so unless someone can cite an exception, it will work just fine.

Note: Wand of Illumination does not deal HP damage. Thus—unless the room's description specifically forbids it—negative conditions (PHB p 37-39) could have affected the will o' wisp you described.
Have you looked it up in the TDb ?
Please post TDb corrections/suggestions in this thread .
If I write something in teal, it should not be taken seriously.

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Wand of Illumination and Incorporeal Undead 5 days 20 hours ago #3

Great! I was hoping that would be the case. Thank you, Druegar.

And now that you mention it you're right. The accounts do talk about negative conditions (e.g. being over quicksand or some other boggy substance so people could not melee).

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